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Tl’etl’axel, or "to invite people to gather in one community"

Chantelle Trainor-Matties' Indigenous frog logo designed for the New Student Orientation.University of the Fraser Valley(UFV) is located on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples, where Halq’améylem is spoken. We express our deep gratitude and respect to have the honour of living and learning on this land. We recognize and honour the contributions Indigenous peoples have made, and continue to make, in our community. UFV supports Indigenous learners, and seeks to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing.

The Halq’améylem word given to us for New Student Orientation (NSO) is Tl’etl’axel, meaning "to invite people to gather in one community." 

Chantelle Trainor-Matties, Indigenous graphic designer and UFV student, designed the frog logo you see here. She believes that the Oregon Spotted Frog design captures the significance of Tl’etl’axel. This frog makes its home in the unique wetland areas of the Fraser Valley, and in Pacific Northwest Coast culture the frog symbolizes the sharing of knowledge and power - much like new students seeking knowledge and wisdom.

We invite you, as the newest members of our UFV community, to gather with us.


Getting started

Welcome, new student! the UFV Orientation team has developed several helpful resources to connect you with the UFV community, and help you feel confident about starting your first semester at UFV. Take a look at the following pages to get started.

New student checklist

Start here! This checklist includes everything you need to know to plan your schedule, register for courses, fund your education, and find accommodations for your first semester at UFV. 

Follow the checklist »

Orientation events

Attend fun and informative events designed for new students — like you!  This is your chance to meet other new and current UFV students, and connect with support services before the semester even starts. Whether you're coming right from high school, transferring from another post-secondary institution, or returning to school after taking some time off, UFV's NSO events will set you up for success!

View events » 

Your student handbook

A helpful guide for all current UFV students. Check out our suggestions for ways you can get involved in the UFV community, or our list of academic and wellness support services for students. 

Browse the handbook »


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